Fishing & hunting
Following the State Election held on 29 November 2014, there has been a change of government. This website will be updated accordingly.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries is responsible for managing fisheries resources and plays a role in game hunting in Victoria.
Victoria's fisheries are diverse and geographically extensive, including productive coastal, bay, inlet and freshwater fisheries. We have fantastic commercial, aquaculture and recreational fisheries.
From 1 July 2014, the Game Management Authority (GMA) takes over responsibility for regulating all game hunting activity in Victoria. The GMA is a statutory authority that works with the community as an effective, independent regulator and influential authority for game hunting management and quality hunting options.
For all information regarding hunting in Victoria, including licences, where and when to hunt and all regulations, visit www.gma.vic.gov.au
2014 wetland closures
The following wetlands have been closed to hunting for the start of the 2014 duck season.
Southwest vehicle limit for abalone and shellfish
Regulations limit how many abalone and shellfish can be possessed in any one vehicle.
Commercial Fishing Cost Recovery – forums, reporting & services
The first stage of the new, prospective cost recovery system commenced on 1 April 2014. Find out what has been happening in your fishery on regional forums, quarterly reporting and services provided.
Recreational fishing application for smartphones
Our popular Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide is now available for iPhone and Android.
Report on the establishment of a single representative body for the Victorian Abalone Industry Central Zone
Mike Stephens and Associates were appointed to work with quota holders and operators to recommend appropriate governance arrangements for a representative body in the Central Zone.